Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a specific page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in lots of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing old content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host script-driven websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your shared web hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a traffic-intensive website with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.